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Bruce Patten
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How do I obtain government grants for my small business?

Ananda, your best option is to contact a grants specialist. Avoid accountant or grants consultant that only work on a few entitlement grant programs. You want a business that only works in the grants industry.Make sure they only charge a success fee and not an hourly rate.  Some grants for SME and satrtups do not require professional help. The specalist should provide a free review function of your self-prepared application.There are many grants available ($50 Billion annually) so it is best to engage a professional so you don't miss any grants and your applications are successful.Pattens Group are Australia's only grant specialists that meet all the above criteria.We would be happy to assist you.Alternatively you can conduct your own search at www.business.gov.au

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Are there government grants that can help in extra funding?

There are over 1000 grants available to provide funding support for businesses, Christine.  Over 100 relate to training and over 200 for business development.A quick search of the applicable grants is available at www.business.gov.auFunding varies by state, industry and activity.. 

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Are there any government grants for female business owners?

Good News Tamara. Australia provides many grants specifically for women in business. They include:Women in Export ScholarshipAustrade provide a scholarship valued at over $20,000 for women to attend the Harvard Business School “Disruptive Innovation – Strategies for a Successful Enterprise” port for women achieving international business success.www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QYcBaA5sTM&feature=youtu.be Women in BusinessA range of resources to assist and support women in business through the Women Entrepreneurs Online Network. www.wonnsw.com.au/5gscwg26dtx5ag86s2a1w0f3pegini Women’s Leadership and Development ProgramProvides funding for one-off or small scale projects that contributes towards the implementation of the Women’s Workforce Participation Strategy and Women’s Safety on a national scale within Australia. Funding usually opens in December https://pmc.gov.au/office-women/grants-and-funding National Women’s AlliancesThe National Women’s Alliances to ensure women’s issues and a diversity of women’s voices are represented in Australian Government decision-making and policy outcomes. Funding is available around mid-April annuallyhttps://pmc.gov.au/news-centre/office-women/national-womens-alliances-funding-opportunity AgriFutures Australia – Rural Women’s AwardProvides a grant of $10,000 to provide a platform to inspire and support Australian women to use and develop their skills to benefit their industries and communities.   http://www.agrifutures.com.au/people-leadership/rural-womens-awardAs well as these there are many other grants that are not gender specific that provide grant support for specific industries or defined activities.     

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Peter Jones
Peter Jones, Founder at LinkSmart

Government Grants

Do you have contacts in Government who help small businesses?

Hello Peter. There are over 1000 grants worth $50b available annually. Pattens is the only Australian Grants Specialist that work across all grants. We only charge a success fee. With 30 years experience and a 99.9% succes rate you are in good hands.

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Bruce Patten answered this question

How do I obtain government grants for my small business?

Ananda, your best option is to contact a grants specialist. Avoid accountant or grants consultant that only work on a few entitlement grant programs. You want a business that only works in the grants industry.Make sure they only charge a success fee and not an hourly rate.  Some grants for SME and satrtups do not require professional help. The specalist should provide a free review function of your self-prepared application.There are many grants available ($50 Billion annually) so it is best to engage a professional so you don't miss any grants and your applications are successful.Pattens Group are Australia's only grant specialists that meet all the above criteria.We would be happy to assist you.Alternatively you can conduct your own search at www.business.gov.au

Bruce Patten answered this question

Are there government grants that can help in extra funding?

There are over 1000 grants available to provide funding support for businesses, Christine.  Over 100 relate to training and over 200 for business development.A quick search of the applicable grants is available at www.business.gov.auFunding varies by state, industry and activity.. 

Bruce Patten answered this question

Are there any government grants for female business owners?

Good News Tamara. Australia provides many grants specifically for women in business. They include:Women in Export ScholarshipAustrade provide a scholarship valued at over $20,000 for women to attend the Harvard Business School “Disruptive Innovation – Strategies for a Successful Enterprise” port for women achieving international business success.www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QYcBaA5sTM&feature=youtu.be Women in BusinessA range of resources to assist and support women in business through the Women Entrepreneurs Online Network. www.wonnsw.com.au/5gscwg26dtx5ag86s2a1w0f3pegini Women’s Leadership and Development ProgramProvides funding for one-off or small scale projects that contributes towards the implementation of the Women’s Workforce Participation Strategy and Women’s Safety on a national scale within Australia. Funding usually opens in December https://pmc.gov.au/office-women/grants-and-funding National Women’s AlliancesThe National Women’s Alliances to ensure women’s issues and a diversity of women’s voices are represented in Australian Government decision-making and policy outcomes. Funding is available around mid-April annuallyhttps://pmc.gov.au/news-centre/office-women/national-womens-alliances-funding-opportunity AgriFutures Australia – Rural Women’s AwardProvides a grant of $10,000 to provide a platform to inspire and support Australian women to use and develop their skills to benefit their industries and communities.   http://www.agrifutures.com.au/people-leadership/rural-womens-awardAs well as these there are many other grants that are not gender specific that provide grant support for specific industries or defined activities.     

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Peter Jones
Peter Jones, Founder at LinkSmart

Government Grants

Do you have contacts in Government who help small businesses?

Hello Peter. There are over 1000 grants worth $50b available annually. Pattens is the only Australian Grants Specialist that work across all grants. We only charge a success fee. With 30 years experience and a 99.9% succes rate you are in good hands.

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